In this drama about a woman's attraction to young boys, a raven-haired, physically pleasing schoolteacher ferries across a lake each week to teach the children in a small village. While in class she is a strict disciplinarian, but when school is over, she invites the innocent Luca (Patrick Tacchella) to private tutorial sessions in which she openly teases, flirts, and flaunts her sexuality, leaving him at first simply uncomprehending. As Luca starts to respond emotionally to her behavior, he becomes seriously conflicted and his priest has a talk with him. The schoolteacher abruptly ends her sessions with Luca, takes up with another boy, and incurs the ire of the townspeople.
~ Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide